May 13, 2019
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Initiated in 2016 by the One Health Commission, the One Health Platform, and the One Health Initiative Team, International One Health Day is officially celebrated around the world every year on November 3. But your event can happen any time of the year so be sure to register it ( ) to get on the One Health Day 2019 map ( ) . The goal of One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary for a sea change in how animal, human and planet health challenges are holistically assessed and addressed.
On December 5-7, 2017 the CDC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) participated in a U.S.   One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshop to address zoonotic disease challenges in the United States. Eight zoonotic diseases were prioritized for the U.S. View the Report
Led by the German Federal Government, in 2017 the G20 heads of state and government decided to intensify global collaboration in the fight against AMR and has established the Global AMR R&D Hub. The work of the Hub is aligned to the priorities set by the WHO, FAO and OIE. By including environmental aspects and veterinary medicine the Hub implements a “One Health” approach whereby human and animal health, worldwide food safety and environmental factors are all considered as an interconnected whole.
In the spirit of One Health collaborations, MOHASC brings together academic researchers, representatives from human and animal health professional associations / boards, human and animal medicine, pharmacy, nursing, infection prevention /control, agriculture groups and relevant state agencies to promote understanding and imp of human and animal One Health antibiotic stewardship and to develop “antibiotic footprint” resources and tools. h ttps://
“A Call for Clinicians to Act on Planetary Health” was published in The Lancet to increase awareness of the health impacts of global environmental change and mobilize clinical communities to get engaged through joining the global Clinicians for Planetary Health initiative. This initiative will aid doctors, nurses, and other clinicians worldwide in understanding more about how global environmental change impacts their patients and promoting bottom-up environmental action through patient education, outreach, and activist efforts. Learn more .
CDC’s Healthy Pets, Healthy People website is a one-stop-shop for pet owners and others who want to know how to stay safe and healthy around animals, including pets, farm animals, and wildlife.
Between March 2014 – June 2017 the ‘One Health’ approach was promoted and rolled out across the Caribbean region.

  • A Caribbean One Health policy was written and approved by the Caribbean Community
  • A One Health strategic framework of the One Health policy was written and distributed
  • One Health leaders from 12 countries were trained in all areas of One Health.
  • A train-the-trainer philosophy prepared field veterinarians and ‘first responders’ to recognize and respond to exotic, endemic and zoonotic diseases.
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory capacity and capability was strengthened

At its annual 2019 conference in Chicago, Illinois, CUGH convened this collaborative Working Group to increase awareness, support and implementation of interventions that could improve planetary health, one health and environmental health (PH-OH-EH) outcomes.

Student Section
ISOHA Executive Board 2019-2020 Application Now Open
Apply now to be part of the ISOHA executive board and be a leader
in student One Health!
Applications due May 31, 2019 by 11:59 GMT
Open voting for candidates will begin June 1st
One Health 'IN' the News

CBS News 60 Minutes, Video -
April 21, 2019 Episode. Prepare to be terrified.
One Health Clinic - Changing the Streets (CTS) - ‘Serving both ends of the leash’
Sacramento, California. Changing the Streets is partnering with Wind Youth Service s , One Community Health , & 4 R Friends to host a monthly One Health Clinic serving youth experiencing homelessness and their pets.
Belltown, Washington, USA. The University of Washington School of Medicine and School of Public Health and the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine are working with New Horizons Ministries and Neighborcare Health to provide health care and veterinary care to young adults experiencing homelessness and their pets. The new One Health Clinic welcomes two- and four-legged patients at the same time. Learn more .
Upcoming Events
May 21-22, 2019 
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Algal Bloom Remediation Workshop hosted by the National Algae Association (NAA) . The NAA supports all advanced sustainable nutrient reduction and removal that is environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially responsible and that can serve as a foundation for commercial algae bloom remediation for future generations.
May 28, 2019
Geneva, Switzerland. Hosted by the Global AMR R&D Hub . Objective: Identify and discuss opportunities for investments and new and innovative financing mechanisms for AMR R&D. The Global AMR R&D Hub uses a One Health approach recognizing human and animal health, worldwide food safety and environmental factors are all part of an interconnected whole.
May 31 - June 1, 2019 
Zagreb, Croatia. Hosted by the international One Health initiative in Croatia and the Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, USA. With a focus on New Approaches in Immunology of Tumors and Other Diseases, what defines this symposium is its collaboration with veterinary pathologists and comparison of pathologic changes in human and veterinary medicine. Includes a Student One Health Poster Competition for interprofessional student teams or individuals to compete for cash prize.
June 6-8, 2019  
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. North Carolina State University, Hosted by Drs. Michael and Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf. Acknowledging the importance of the intersection of art and science for the future, this invitational 2-day symposium will bring those worlds together to explore ideas that will make the world a better place for mankind and animals alike.

June 17-21, 2019 Summer School:
Nantes, France. Organized by BIOEPAR and SECALIM. Open to masters and PhD students, and young scientists. More Information.
September 4-6, 2019
Palo Alto, California, USA. The conference’s overarching objective is to catalyze efforts towards resolving the great planetary health crises of our time. We know the problems. This conference will focus on solutions.
Coming in 2020

January 6-9, 2020 
Washington, D.C. The NCSE 2020 Annual Conference engages more than 800 leaders from the sciences, education, government, policy, business, and civil society to foster a dialogue across these sectors on environmental policy and decision-making with the use of science. Send your questions or comments to .
 PAST EVENTS (You might have missed)
T hese events have passed but we would like for you to be aware of them!
May 8, 2019 Webinar
​​ Webinar and in person, Washington, DC. Hosted by the One Health Academy. Presentation by Dr. Mary Lancaster, Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Bio . Recording available.

April 15, 2019 Webinar
Daniel Wahl, PhD, author of the book  Designing Regenerative Cultures (2016, Triarchy Press) discussed applying whole systems thinking to the field of design for sustainability and regenerative development practice. This webinar highlighted the need for embracing the fundamental unpredictability of such systems and presented the applied systems thinking behind the ' SDG Implementation Flashcards' and 'Training of Multipliers ’. Recording available .
Submit and Review additional opportunities on the Commission's online
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA. The University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM).
Guelph, Ontario, CANADA. University of Guelph, College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology. Deadline: May 15, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found.
Don’t forget!!  
You can post your One Health-related Opportunities yourself directly to the Commission’s online One Health Opportunities Bulletin Board.

Spread the word. Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can directly post and view One Health Opportunities, from summer programs to educational, job and funding opportunities. 
See additional publications in the Commission's online One Health Library. (
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Journal Articles/Reports

Garcia SN, Osburn BI, Cullor JS, El Sevier, Volume 7 , June 2019, 100086.

Cheslock MA, Embers ME, Review- Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2019, 4 (2), 69;

Behravesh CV, Sinclair J, Scientific and Technical Review, Vol. 38(1), June 2019,

Open Access Special issue April 2019, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences , (Volume 1441, Issue 1) outlines the complex challenges that make antimicrobial resistance (AMR) a prototypical “One-Health” issue.

One Health Relationships Between Human, Animal, and Environmental Microbiomes: A Mini-Review Trinh P, Zaneveld JR, Safranek S, Rabinowitz PM, Front. Public Health, 30 August 2018.

Rabinowitz PM, Pappaioanou M, Bardosh KL, Conti L, BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(5): e001137, Published online 2018 Oct 2. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001137

S weeney JM, Crook PZ, Deeb-Sossa N, Tu B, Dear JD, Mazet JAK, One Health, Volume 6, December 2018, 34-36.

N  ew Book:
Contemporary and thought-provoking, this book provides a definition of the concept of One Welfare: A Framework to improve Animal Welfare and Human Wellbeing. The book establishes a conceptual framework, in five sections, resulting from a three month global consultation on a draft proposal comprising nine areas. Edited by Pinnillos RB.

Dr. Chris Golden, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Associate Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, spoke with Harvard Chan's This Week in Health podcast on why the decline in health of coral reefs is a threat to traditional diets in many parts of the world. Listen here . x
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